Sussex County 4-H Weekly News August 23 – 29, 2020

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4-H Re-Enrollment on Hold
Until September 9

4-H Online has been updated and we are working on rolling over everyone’s information into the new system. There will be additional security requirements that may require some to supply a new password to meet these requirements.

We will send an email to those currently enrolled in the system when re-enrollment is officially open, that will include step by step instructions for your convenience. The process will be similar, but the look of the program will be different. 

August 4-H from Home Webinars

Held Tuesday and Thursdays from
3-4:00 pm weekly

August 25: Let’s Make Some Fruit Rockets (grades K–3)

August 27: 4-H Smart Cents (Family Financial Literacy) (open to all families)
August 31 (Monday@ 7:00 pm): Family Financial Literacy Trivia Night (Prizes for all!)

Have an idea for a Webinar or Virtual STEP Club and/or interested in hosting one?
The 4-H from Home Team is looking for 4-H volunteers/Club leaders, 4-H Teens, etc.  who may be interested in teaching youth a specific topic. Contact the 4‑H From Home team at to share your thoughts or volunteer.

Youth, ages 8-16 are invited to join the Equine Science Center on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm for the last Equine Trivia in August. Topics will include biosecurity, equine behavior, nutrition, and anatomy. Register at:


Join Farm Journal in supporting 4-H through the #FarmON Benefit Concert on August 27, featuring Lee Brice, Justin Moore, Caroline Jones & more!

Tune is at or on the 4-H Facebook page. The concert benefits 4-H’s FOURWARD Fund. Register here to receive an event reminder.

Want your 4-Her to be part of the concert? Text FarmON to 31313 with a picture or video of your 4-H member with their project or post a picture to social media with #FarmON .

Tune-in to the #FarmON Benefit Concert LIVE on Facebook on August 27th supporting the #FOURWARD Fund. #4H serves nearly…

Posted by 4-H on Thursday, August 6, 2020

Fun Family Day sponsored by the Fair!

Unfortunately, 4-H clubs cannot participate as clubs, due to 4-H in-person activity restrictions, but families may choose to attend on their own

Anyone interested in being a part of the weekend should contact the club at  The club will then provide details for how they can get involved in the Maker Fair. 

There will also be opportunities to join the weekend as a spectator – a chance to see all of the innovative projects created by the club members over the past year.

Information and Programs For Our 4-H Parents and Leaders

Check out the Rutgers NJAES Online Calendar to see all of the classes and seminars that are available.
NEW Classes are added daily

Rutgers NJAES Calendar: All Statewide Events

Classes scheduled for next week are:

Tuesday, August 25, 12:00pm: Real Recipes: Tomato Stuffed Grain Salad
Tuesday, August 25, 6:30pm: What’s the Catch? Overview of New Jersey’s Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture
Wednesday, August 26: The Great Tomato Tasting at Home
Thursday, August 27, 2:00pm: Three Can Chili – Stretching Food Dollars (Family Foodie with FCHS)
Thursday, August 27, 2:00pm: Build Your Bones with Breakfast
Friday, August 28, 11:00am: Real Recipes: Artichoke Pie

Great Tomato Tasting at Rutgers Snyder Farm is going virtual

Return of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension “Earth Day, Every Day” Series (formerly called Earth Day at Home) this Fall

Details: Join Rutgers Cooperative Extension every Monday evening at 6:30 pm for this free series starting September 14th. These live, interactive sessions are 1 hour. To join you need either a computer, tablet, or smartphone with speakers. Sessions are provided via Webex.

To Register and more information at:

The lineup is as follows:
9/14/20- Winterizing Your Home for Maximum Energy Efficiency
9/21/20- Collecting Native Seeds: Sow Much to Know!
9/28/20- Fall Lawn Care the Earthwise Way
10/5/20- RU Wildlife Wise: Defensive Driving to Avoid Wildlife
Tuesday, 10/13/20- What’s An Energy Audit And Do you Need One?10/19/20- Ten Ways to Adapt to Coastal Flooding
10/26/20- RU Wildlife Wise: Demystifying Iconic Halloween Animals
11/2/20- Basics of Recycling

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